tiistai 27. lokakuuta 2015

Forêt Shell by Tuomo Kangasmaa selected for the 25th Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - Curta Cinema 2015

The festival takes place in Cine Odeon – Centro Cultural Luís Severiano Ribeiro and at Cine Arte UFF in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between November 4 and 11, 2015.
The film participates in the Remote Landscape programme.
“This special programme focuses on films that target the relations between individual subjectivities and the landscapes they inhabit. The programme’s selection has been crafted by the selection committee to reflect a multiplicity of worldwide environments and cultures.”
On Kangasmaa’s video, a French-speaking narrator recollects an event where a film director, who was popular in Finland but defamed by critics, stopped off at a certain service station. Forêt Shell is a cinematic microhistory created by the artist, trying to tie the lost service station to a wider context. The various ingredients in the story interpret Northern Finland as a meeting place of different cultural epochs. The themes in Forêt Shell include locality, national popular culture, the origin of civilisation and essayistic film narrative.
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